February 15, 2019 [Miami, FL] – Tonight, Hublot showcased the 2019 Geneva Days novelty collection during the second edition of Watches & Wonders Miami in partnership with the Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH) and Miami Design District Associates (MDDA).
Hublot’s boutique in the Miami Design District is a one-of-a-kind concept store called Hublot Galerie. True to its name and sensibility, this retail destination houses some of the rarest Hublot limited-edition pieces in the world, as well as unique and exciting art. During Watches & Wonders, Hublot debuted select works by German-born contemporary artist, Michael Moebius, along with the first US presentation of the 2019 collection presented in Geneva.
To celebrate the new collection and Watches & Wonders fair, President of Hublot North America, Jean-François Sberro, hosted a cocktail event at Hublot Galerie alongside artist Michael Moebius, where a selection of the artist’s most iconic works was on display, including Blondie Bubblegum 2018 (Clint Eastwood), Aladdin Sane 2017(David Bowie) and Queen Bubblegum 2016 (Queen Elizabeth II). Hublot’s continued passion for the arts and dedication to its “Art of Fusion” philosophy allows for these partnerships and ambassadorships to be brought to life in Miami’s talented art and design community.
Media and VIP clients were in attendance as well as friend of the brand and American actor, Jeremy Piven. Jean-François Sberro, President of Hublot North America, shared “We are thrilled to be part of Watches & Wonders Miami in its second year alongside top watch and jewelry maisons showcasing their latest creations. Hublot has released new material innovations and revolutionary novelties for 2019 like a timepiece in yellow sapphire, a first for the watch world, which we are excited to debut for the first time here in the US market.”
Michael Moebius, contemporary artist, noted, “I believe watchmaking to be an art in and of itself, an art which Hublot embodies as a brand. Hublot continues to push the boundaries and create new and unique pieces that inspire, which is the pursuit of any artist. It is for this reason, I feel a strong connection and synergy between my paintings and Hublot timepieces.”
Hublot, meaning, “A different way to progress,” say those who know this unique Swiss luxury watch company, where each and every moment moves forward to create the future at breathtaking speed. A dream initiated and developed by Hublot’s Chairman Jean-Claude Biver with CEO Ricardo Guadalupe when they took control of the brand in 2004. These two men are responsible for turning the Hublot brand into a genuine success story in which the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, and MP Manufacture Pieces Collection represent the symbols of a constantly evolving tradition.
From in-house watch complications, including award-winning minute repeaters and tourbillons, to revolutionary materials such as patented and scratch resistant Magic Gold, colored Texalium carbon fiber, and transparent and colored sapphire cases to world class collaborations such as Ferrari, FIFA™ World Cup, and Italia Independent, Hublot characterizes itself through the “Art of Fusion” philosophy, bringing tradition into the future.
ABOUT MICHAEL MOEBIUS
Michael Moebius came into the world in 1968, in the city of Pirna, Germany. Having developed a love for art at an early age, cartooning became his first passion. But in the then-communist East Germany, more pragmatic pursuits were the order of the day. Art would have to be put on the back burner while a formal education was pursued, and Michael decided on a career in engineering and construction. It was during a stint working in a parallel field of architectural illustration that Michael happened upon a book featuring the pin-ups of Alberto Vargas. A new love affair took root, and Michael decided that figurative art would be his life’s work. He started studying painting at the academy of arts in Dresden, and in 1998 he got a big breakthrough. It was at this time, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, that Michael was able to make his way to the United States. His talent as a painter and photographer was readily apparent, and he quickly became a sought-after
favorite of collectors.
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